Category: Timeless Bible Basics

BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL

In Exodus 34:6, the Lord proclaimed to Moses, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth….” In Psalm 103:8, David recalled this awesome proclamation. Jesus, Who is Himself God, explained,  “Your Father also is merciful.” (Luke 6:36) The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian Church, “Blessed be the […]

A THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS

A THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS The first four of the Beatitudes represent the saints as conscious of their need for salvation and responding to that conscious need than as though they already possessed it. The next three are of a different kind, representing such as have already experienced salvation and who are conducting themselves accordingly.   […]

MEEKNESS

MEEKNESS Jesus said to His disciples, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5) The Psalmist wrote, “But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” (Psalms 37:11) It seems to me that there have always been those who have some confusion about what meekness […]

BLESSEDNESS IN MOURNING

BLESSEDNESS IN MOURNING Matthew, in his account of the Gospel, quotes the Lord Jesus as saying, “Blessed (happy) are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) The word, mourn, usually evokes only thoughts of unhappiness, sadness, and grief. Therefore, one would not expect to find blessedness (happiness) in mourning. But like so […]

ABUNDANT LIFE

John 10:10b-11  “I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. Jesus presents Himself as the Good Shepherd who has come to call us, His sheep,  to Himself, to own us, be with us, go […]